I know, you wouldn’t be able to tell it from this blog. Mother’s Day was this past weekend and I requested that Kile take me to see “The Great Gatsby” on Sunday night. I had read the book in high school, like a lot of people, but that was a LONG time ago and I didn’t remember all the details. I knew the major characters, I knew that I was supposed to be side-eying Daisy pretty hard, I remembered some of the visual things like the oculist billboard, the yellow car, the green light…
It was a great movie, I thought. But then, I like Baz Luhrmann movies. I have yet to see one that I don’t like, actually. But I also know that they’re not everyone’s cup of tea. His style doesn’t speak to everyone and while I enjoy it, some others might be turned off by how over-the-top he is. I thought, for a story like “The Great Gatsby”, that style worked rather well. And I was sucked right in. The visuals were stunning, the acting was entertaining (DiCaprio as Gatsby was INSPIRED) and the music was catchy as heck. What’s not to love?
Of course, it had a completely depressing end. Ah well. They can’t all be happy.
Oh but guess what? I am going to talk about Doctor Who. At least a little bit. Saturday’s episode was written by Neil Gaiman who is kind of a big deal unto himself and he wrote the only acceptable episode to air in series 6 (“The Doctor’s Wife”) so I had high hopes. It wasn’t horrible, but I didn’t love it either. Which was disappointing. And Eleven saying Allons-y I’m sure was supposed to make me happy but it made me want to hurt someone instead.
There was some stuff with the Doctor and a “Cyber Controller”/Evil Doctor that was really interest though. I get the impression that Matt Smith has been given more room lately to really spread his wings and that’s been great. I hope we keep seeing that. Watching him do *nasty* was downright fun.
The finale is this Saturday and EVERYONE I know is nervous about it. Apparently, some DVDs got shipped early to a few American fans so there’s a few small spoilers out there but so far, not much has been revealed. It’s Moffat though and he’s excited which means I’m going to hate it. I’ll let you know what I think about it after it’s aired. Fingers are crossed I don’t flip any tables.
Speaking of Doctor Who, I got some GREAT gifts for Mother’s Day this year! The kids got me a Visual Encyclopedia for Doctor Who, a TARDIS safe that’s controlled with my phone and a Dalek lego set. Aww. Liam had fun putting that one together for me. Kile bought me some shirts and, as I mentioned, I got to go see “The Great Gatsby”. I was spoiled yet again! Do I have a great family or what?